Our very own Norm Saenz and Don Derewecki were quoted in a recent Modern Materials Handling article discussing the results of their Annual Warehouse and Distribution Center (DC) Equipment Survey conducted by Peerless Research Group. The survey showed that there was an increase in respondents who are holding off on spending, but more facilities are adopting autonomous mobile robots and voice-directed solutions. Norm and Don discussed how, despite a slight slowdown in spending, there is still a lot of interest in automation and information systems.
Norm Saenz, managing director and partner with St. Onge Company, a supply chain engineering and logistics consulting firm, who reviewed our findings along with his colleague Donald Derewecki, senior consultant with St. Onge, sees a slightly more conservative approach to spending this year, but also sees high interest in targeted solutions, especially for automated systems and supporting information systems (IS) and software.
“There is a more cautious approach reflected in these findings, but at the same time, there isn’t a slowdown in interest and consideration of automation like goods-to-person solutions,” says Saenz. “Issues like the labor market remain a major concern, so managers know they need to continue to automate, but they’re looking at careful use applications like AMRs or robotic depalletizing and palletizing that they can plug in and make a huge impact on their operations.”
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